Blockchain 

Zipmex Exchange Gets Crypto Trading License from Thai Regulators

The popularity of crypto trading has had a meteoric rise over the course of the past few years, and much of the reason behind the rise is due to the establishment of high-class crypto exchanges. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto enthusiasts, Zipmex has been granted the highly sought-after digital assets exchange license by the securities regulator of Thailand. Major Details Over the years, Zipmex has emerged as one of the most popular exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. The new development paves the…

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Ethereum 

Telegram Hit By New SEC Evidence Showing Token Trading After ICO

The SEC has produced new evidence in its case against Telegram, which shows that the company was engaged in trading Gram tokens several months after its initial coin offering (ICO). Messaging app Telegram has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from the sale of Gram tokens between January and March 2018 should have been registered with the authority because the tokens constitute a security. Telegram has consistently refuted these claims and published a statement last week to address…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Futures Trading Volumes Continue to Grow—But There’s a Catch

Bakkt futures trading volume hit a record high of 4,269 BTC in a single day; however, very little Bitcoin has actually been physically settled on the exchange. The launch of the futures trading exchange from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, was one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2019 crypto calendar. However, Bakkt got off to a sluggish start and traded only 623 futures contracts in the first week of launch in late September. Volume has started to pick up…

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Ethereum 

Binance Launches Tezos (XTZ) Margin Trading

The crypto market might be going through a massive slump at this point in time, but that has not stopped the biggest crypto exchanges from introducing new products. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto traders, Binance Binance has decided to launch margin trading in Tezos (XTZ) on its platform. Important News for Tezos Considering the fact that Binance is the biggest crypto exchange in the world in terms of trading volumes, this is good news for the crypto community and also for Tezos.…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Futures Monthly Trading Volume Starts to Pick Up Pace

Bakkt, the crypto exchange platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, has seen its futures trading volume soar to 1,061 contracts, indicating that institutional investors are finally getting on board with the platform. Since its launch on September 27, Bakkt has endured a sluggish start to life despite being one of the most highly anticipated exchange in the world of crypto this year. With just 623 futures contracts being traded in the first week, for a total value of just over $5 million USD, it appeared as though the platform was a massive…

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Blockchain 

Binance US to Include NEO and ATOM for Trading

One of the biggest reasons behind the remarkable growth of the cryptocurrency space is due to the establishment of big-ticket exchanges, and in that regard, Binance US could end up becoming one of the most influential. It is the world’s biggest crypto exchange by trading volume, and its entry into the United States is a major event. Key Details It emerged that the American arm of Binance is going to add support for both Cosmos (ATOM) and Neo (NEO). The company made the announcement on October 30 and went on…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase Earned About $2 Billion in Trading Fees Since 2012

Over the years, crypto exchanges have become the most important part of the entire ecosystem, and among the many exchanges, Coinbase is definitely one of the most influential. It has grown into one of the biggest exchanges in the world and the exchange of choice for millions in the United States, the most important market for any business. Solid Numbers The company’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Armstrong recently spoke at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit and stated that the company has notched up $2 billion fees since its inception. The company…

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Cryptocurrency 

eToro Launches Twitter Sentiment Trading Portfolio

eToro, the Israeli-based brokerage firm, has launched a new portfolio that uses AI to analyze Twitter for the latest social media perceptions of digital assets. The tool, which is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is a collaboration between eToro and cryptocurrency analytics firm The TIE. According to The TIE, the platform’s “proprietary machine learning and language processing models ingest 850 million tweets per day, quantifying the positive and negative tone of conversations on Twitter.” The platform then leverages this data and allocates trades based “on positive sentiment, algorithmically rebalancing once per month.” The system is…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt’s First Week Trading Volumes Hit Just $5 Million USD

Bakkt, the highly anticipated Bitcoin futures contract, recorded just $5 million USD in total trading during its first week. The long-awaited Bitcoin futures platform from The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched last week to considerably underwhelming fanfare given the hype surrounding the project since it was initially announced last year. According to ICE, which is also the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, just 623 Bitcoin futures contracts were traded during the first week of Bakkt. Each of Bakkt’s futures contracts represents one Bitcoin, so just over $5 million…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Transfers XRP to New Trading Address

Over the past month or so, the Ripple (XRP) community has been in the news due to the way in which Ripple, the largest holder of XRP, has dumped the token in copious amounts. It has been alleged that the company’s actions have resulted in the poor performance from XRP during the crypto rally during the first half of the year. Key Details While the company did explain that it was not a ‘dump,’ a new development has emerged that could send the community over the edge once again. According…

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